Yes, as the title of this post says, this is THE Bracket. My bracket is perfect this year – said everyone – but I think I have a good grasp on it….
All kidding aside, I do feel confident in my selections and I know there will be some I get wrong, however, I do feel I’ll come pretty close to what actually unfolds.
Let’s start in the West Division. Oregon was a surprise selection as a #1 overall seed. In my opinion it should’ve been Michigan State University, but there’s no going back so neither should we. I do think they’ll have an “easy” road but will be knocked off by a strong Oklahoma. Texas A&M have a great team and will make a good run. An upset which I could see happening is Yale over Baylor in the first round…even Duke could lose, both teams have had suspect years.
MidWest Division is fairly straight forward, but the one team I’m a little skeptical about is Utah. I’m not sure they have enough to get as deep as I have them. But I’m sticking with them. UVA, Purdue, and MSU are all strong contenders to make it to the Final Four, but there can only be one – and that one is MSU.
South Division. Again, this side is fairly straight forward and should unfold as it’s supposed to. But wait, when that normal happens, shit hits the fan, no? My dark horse is Miami, I think they’re going to make a run, further than most people think. Wichita St. Is a sleeper and could knock off Arizona. I think the Pac-12 is over-inflated and and over-represented in the Tournament.
East Division . This is the strongest division by far. UNC, Kentucky, Xavier, Indiana, they all could win the Tournament, the road to the Final Four is significantly more difficult for what ultimately will be UNC, though you can never count out Calipari. I like Notre Dame to make a run in the tournament and make it to the Sweet 16. But Xavier is tough, shout out Josh Kerr.
And this brings us to the Final Four… Kansas, Oklahoma, UNC, Michigan State. All four teams could easily win and I think this year’s Final Four could be one for the ages. the UNC/MSU game, in my opinion, is the National Championship game. UNC has the tougher road to get there, so ultimately I feel they’ll be worn down and a little too tired to take on Tom Izzo’s squad. Kansas and Oklahoma should be a fun, run and gun, game and will be fun to watch, but I don’t think either team will be able to beat MSU.
So there ya have it, MSU will win the Tournament!
Let me know what you think in the comments below.